The Republic of Ireland, Scotland and Wales have formally declared an interest in hosting Euro 2020.

The countries have told UEFA that they would be interested in bidding to host the European Championships on a joint basis.

Turkey have also informed UEFA that they want to want host the tournament, and reports in Georgia today say the former Soviet republic is interested in a solo bid.

The Football Association of Ireland (FAI) said in a statement: "The FAI has confirmed that it will join the Scottish FA and the Welsh FA in putting forward an expression of interest to host UEFA Euro 2020.

"The expression of interest is preliminary after the principle was discussed and is being put forward by the three associations so that the opportunity can be explored in more detail.

"At this stage no bids would be expected or required by UEFA for at least 18 months."